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« Reply #75 on: August 13, 2016, 03:25:58 pm »
On the TFF Press blog we occasionally interview or feature authors and other creators whose work in genre or other speculative fields touches on our interests. This month, Cait Coker interviews Ada Palmer, historian and author of Too Like the Lightning and the Terra Ignota trilogy (Tor). Ada talked about the Enlightenment, truth and heresy, old typography, and the God of War…

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Happy birthday James Tiptree, jr
« Reply #76 on: August 24, 2016, 04:01:37 pm »
To celebrate the birthday of James R. Tiptree, jr. (pen name of Alice Sheldon), the three Guests of Honor from this year's WisCon have all shared their GoH speeches online today. Sofia Samatar has posted hers on the TFF Press blog, at http://press.futurefire.net/2016/08/sofia-samatar-goh-speech-for-wiscon-40.html, on the subject of “Flight.”

The other WisCon 40 Guests, Nalo Hopkinson and Justine Larbalestier have also posted their speeches.

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« Reply #77 on: August 27, 2016, 05:15:58 pm »
Artist Christine Cartwright has been illustrating stories for TFF for ten years now—she was introduced to us by our friends at the lamented Whispers of Wickedness in 2006, and her lovely digital work has been a regular fixture ever since. A few days ago we invited her to our press blog to share some of her other work with us: book covers, illustrations, even a children's book of her own.


See some examples of Christine's cover art at our feature post, with some of the stories of the origins of the illustrations. We're very happy to have been working with her for so long, and look forward to continuing to do so for some time!
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« Reply #78 on: August 30, 2016, 05:25:26 pm »
This weekend we interviewed James Bennett (who has had a couple stories in our magazine over the years, and one in the TFF-X anthology) for the TFF Press blog. James talked to us about his new fantasy novel Chasing Embers, which is out next week, and about dragons, monsters, diversity, and traveling the world.


Check out and pre-order Chasing Embers at Orbit, it looks like a mighty good read, and James has been a friend of the BFS for several years (and a great writer of horror and fantasy for many more!).
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« Reply #79 on: September 03, 2016, 09:16:23 pm »
TFF author (“Godwin's Law” TFF #34) Curtis C. Chen comes to the press blog to talk about optimistic science fiction, and why he prefers futures that are a bit better than the present, at least in some ways, to all the relentless gloom and grit of a dystopian.


Come for the talk of solar system colonization and social reconciliation, stay for Curtis's science fiction spy thriller Waypoint Kangaroo!
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« Reply #80 on: September 14, 2016, 10:00:03 pm »
Last week we had a visit from author Nisi Shawl, who kindly shared a few words about her thrilling new novel Everfair, a steampunk utopia set in an alternative nineteenth-century Congo. She talks about genius, community, diversity, and how readers dictate the importance of a work, not the author…
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« Reply #81 on: September 17, 2016, 03:46:41 pm »
William Squirrell, editor of Big Echo: Critical SF, interviewed by Michael Díaz Feito (who is one of two recent TFF authors with stories in the first issue of Big Echo, suggesting if nothing else that this new ’zine's editors have taste…)

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« Reply #82 on: October 02, 2016, 09:17:41 pm »
We had a visit to the TFF press blog from Alison Littlewood, whose new novel The Hidden People, a dark mystery that mixes crime and superstition, is out next week. Alison told us a little about her inspiration for the book, the relationship between reality and fantasy, and belief in fairies and other traditional beliefs.


Read her comments at http://press.futurefire.net/2016/09/alison-littlewood-on-hidden-people.html (and consider pre-ordering the book already!).
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« Reply #83 on: October 22, 2016, 02:14:31 pm »
This week we ran an interview with legendary Ernest Hogan, author of the Chicano SF novels Cortez on Jupiter, High Aztech, and Smoking Mirror Blues, as well as numerous short stories (including the great “Pancho Villa's Flying Circus” in our anthology We See a Different Frontier). Ernest talks a bit about his work, his writing process, the concept of "recomboculturalism" that he came up with, and the famous "Calacanaut" (illustrated below). Well worth a read!

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« Reply #84 on: October 26, 2016, 09:43:28 pm »
This week we were visited by A.C. Buchanan of Capricious magazine, who is fundraising for a special, gender diverse pronouns themed issue. It's a great theme, and knowing Andi's tastes as an editor it will doubtless also be a brilliant issue—well worth your chipping in to pick up a copy of. (The CFS also opens next week, so if you have any stories that might fit, now might be a good time to polish them up…)
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« Reply #85 on: November 07, 2016, 03:17:28 pm »
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Re: Polyamory in SFF
« Reply #86 on: November 25, 2016, 11:11:00 pm »
On the TFF press blog this week, Su J. Sokol, author of the Sunburst Award-nominated Cycling to Asylum (and Je me souviens in TFF#24), speaks with panelists Redfern Jon Barrett (Liquid Loyalty in TFF#26), Jacqueline Koyanagi, B R Sanders, and RoAnna Sylver, in a round-table discussion of polyamory, asexuality, and other diverse sexualities in speculative fiction. These five authors have a lot of interesting things to say, other titles to recommend, and you could do a lot worse than following links to their own work!
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« Reply #87 on: November 30, 2016, 10:32:24 pm »
We're joined on the blog by Don Riggs, a poet, scholar, writing tutor and Alice in Wonderland-enthusiast from Philadelphia, who has been reviewing for TFF-R for a couple years now. Don talked to us about myth and legend, teaching, art, monsters, rings of hell, poetry, garbage and—of course—Alice in Wonderland!  ;D
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« Reply #88 on: December 05, 2016, 03:50:22 pm »
We're having fun running a series of micro-interviews (2-3 questions, short answers) with the artists and authors from TFF#38 on Fakebooc this month. So far we have spoken (in an elevator, and transcribed their answers in shorthand) with:


You may like or follow https://www.facebook.com/thefuturefire/ if you want to catch the rest of these short but informative conversations as they come out.
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« Reply #89 on: December 08, 2016, 10:23:26 pm »
We have an interview with A.C. Buchanan, editor of Capricious Magazine and author of the very fine “Puppetry” in our Accessing the Future anthology. A.C. talked to us about the magazine, gender diversity, their own writing, and space travel.

And in case you missed it, there are 4 days left on the Capricious fundraiser which will allow them to publish a gender diverse pronouns issue of the magazine early next year. They're well over 50% funded, but need a bit more of a push to hit the next target. Because we want this to do well, if they reach $2500 by the end of the project, everyone who contributed $10 or more will get a free e-book copy of Accessing the Future (in addition to all the rewards they get anyway).

If you haven't yet, please consider pre-ordering this excellent publication: or pick yourself up a tote bag or Fuzzhog!
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